Property of the week: Divine Renovations

4 bed manchWhilst many of us have given up certain vices for lent, there are other ways to feel more spiritual. Choosing to live in a converted church or chapel may be seen as controversial by some, but the space and flexibility offered by such renovations can be extremely attractive.

It’s clearer than ever that in today’s society living space is scarce.  All of the UK’s leading political parties agree that we need to build more homes, and housing, and the cost of it, is at the forefront of the current election battle.

There is little doubt that we need more homes and although it is widely recognised that the majority of these must come from new build development, it is also recognised that existing buildings have great capacity to contribute to the solution. Indeed, the Conservatives have made the claim that if they get into power ‘more empty and underused buildings such and offices and warehouses will be converted into dwellings’, whilst the Greens advocate full use of empty buildings to tackle the housing crisis.

With the acute need for housing at the forefront of discussion, over the next two weeks we celebrate property renovation, starting with a heavenly selection of converted churches.

4 bed churchThe Clock Tower is arguably one of the most sought after properties to come to the market in years. Dominating St Georges Church, the Grade II star building encapsulates the vision, the flare and stunning 21 century vision of Castlefield, with its own chrome and glass lift. Marvel at the 9 floors of architectural design with the finest materials and interior design. Situated within the converted church, this apartment has vast reception rooms, four bedrooms, a gymnasium level, a sauna room level and a top floor terrace.


2 bed BeckenhamFull of immense character split level church conversion is truly remarkable. The original building was built in 1887 and was converted approximately 9 years ago, winning an award for the skill and sympathy of the conversion.  The apartment situated in this conversion boasts excellent sized accommodation including a large vaulted lounge with exposed beams, fully fitted modern kitchen, a master bedroom with en-suite, a further bedroom, a study area and a second bathroom.


7 bed darvelOffering an abundance of spacious, flexible accommodation, this converted church is situated within the heart of the village of Darvel. This large family home provides a balanced mix of traditional character combined with all the benefits of modern day living. Ample off street parking for several vehicles is provided at the front of the property, while there are well proportioned family garden grounds to the rear.


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